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Osprey Tempest Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated May 12, 2019

4.38
based on 567 reviews


We have checked hundreds of reviews and found 7 reasons to buy the Tempest - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


92% of the reviewers give the Osprey Tempest a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (83%)
Good (9%)
Average (2%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (0%)





Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Osprey Tempest:

Reviewers like these things about the Osprey Tempest

  • Osprey Tempest is fully comfortable and well made for women to carry along and designed cleverly to have all the features you might need.
  • Though it is listed as ideal for hiking instead of biking on official Osprey’s website, it comes with all the features that can help you in cycling, such as bike light loop, Lidlock helmet carrier, and hydration reservoir. It is a multipurpose pack for your commute.
  • Tempest is lightweight with several buckles and straps dangling over it. The pack has got great attention to detail as it has got so many features.
  • When it comes to design, you can easily access several features and pockets. It is also very comfortable to wear.
  • Both hip belt and harness are suitable for women. It seems Osprey has done a lot of research before making it. Shoulder straps are shaped well for cozy fit. The feel spaced widely and pulls back on shoulders.
  • The straps and belt are padded well with foam in soft mesh and straps have two loops on either side.
  • It gives added stability thanks to its height adjustable sternum strap as well as stretch mesh pocket to pop in a snack bar.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Though it can adjust according to height, but its chest strap positioning may not be suitable to all.
  • It is also not so simple to adjust according to height.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Osprey Tempest models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity6-40 l (366-2441 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1-2.4 oz (0.5-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength8-25 in (20-64 cm)
Width9-12 in (23-30 cm)
Height8-12 in (20-30 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Hiking
Travel
Sport
Backpacking
Cycling
School



Popular Models


Osprey Tempest 20

55% choose the Osprey Tempest 20

55 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Pink
Purple


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity20 l (1220 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.5 oz (0.7 kg)
Length iconLength17 in (43 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)


Osprey Tempest 40

17% choose the Osprey Tempest 40

17 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity40 l (2441 cuin)
Weight iconWeight2.4 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength25 in (64 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height12 in (30 cm)


Osprey Tempest 30

15% choose the Osprey Tempest 30

15 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity30 l (1831 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.9 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength22 in (56 cm)
Width11 in (28 cm)
Height11 in (28 cm)


Osprey Tempest 9

13% choose the Osprey Tempest 9

13 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Green
Purple


Specs
Capacity iconCapacity9 l (549 cuin)
Weight iconWeight1.3 oz (0.6 kg)
Length iconLength18 in (46 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)




Osprey Tempest 20 vs Tempest 40


The two most popular Osprey Tempest models are the Tempest 20 and the Tempest 40, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 72% of the people interested in the Osprey Tempest bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Tempest 20 which is choosen by 55% (3.2 times as many as the 17% that choose the Tempest 40).

Tempest 20Tempest 40
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Tempest 20 is typically around $60 cheaper than the Tempest 40, but check the deals before you buy.

Tempest 20Tempest 40
Cheapest

Capacity and Packing

The Tempest 20 has a capacity of 20 l, while the Tempest 40 has a capacity of 40 l.

Tempest 20Tempest 40
Biggest

For a traveller, the 20 L (1220 cuin) difference equals around 1 laptop, 1 blouse, 1 pants, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks and 1 book.

Packing the Tempest 20
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
3
boxers
3
socks
3
shorts
1
shoes
1
towel
1
Extra in the Tempest 40
laptop
1
blouse
1
pants
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
book
1

If you are an athlete, the 20 L difference equals 1 water bottle, 1 tshirt, 1 boxers, 1 pair of socks, 1 shorts, 2 protein bars, 1 football and 1 book.

Packing the Tempest 20
water_bottle
1
toilet_bag
1
blouse
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
shoes
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
Extra in the Tempest 40
water_bottle
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
protein_bar
2
football
1
book
1

Outdoor people can equal the capacity difference as 1 blouse, 1 sleeping bag and 1 packaged meal.

Packing the Tempest 20
water_bottle
2
toilet_bag
1
tshirt
1
boxers
1
socks
1
shorts
1
jacket
1
protein_bar
2
towel
1
book
1
packaged_meal
1
Extra in the Tempest 40
blouse
1
sleeping_bag
1
packaged_meal
1

Check how you can pack the Tempest here.

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Tempest 20 is 0.9 kg (31.7 oz) lower than the weight of the Tempest 40.

Tempest 20Tempest 40
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, the Tempest 20 is 8 in (20 cm) longer than the Tempest 40 (17 vs. 25 in). It's 1 in (2 cm) wider (11 vs. 12 in), while the height of the Tempest 20 is 1 in (2 cm) less than the height of the Tempest 40 (11 vs. 12 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black. Only the Tempest 20 is available in blue, green, pink and purple.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Osprey Tempest features:
  • Hydration bladder
  • Sternum strap
  • Hydration compatible
  • Stretch mesh
  • Side pockets
  • Adjustable torso
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Compression straps
  • Sleeping bag compartment
  • Shoulder strap pockets
  • Ice axe/trekking pole loops

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Packing Guide


See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Osprey Tempest models (the most popular choice is the Tempest 20).




Capacity/Weight Levels


The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

ModelCapacityWeightLevel
66 l1 oz0.17 oz/L
99 l1.3 oz0.14 oz/L
2020 l1.5 oz0.08 oz/L
3030 l1.9 oz0.06 oz/L
4040 l2.4 oz0.06 oz/L


Osprey Tempest
Average for 22,435+ different bags




Rankings


vs Osprey Bags

The Osprey Tempest ranks #20 compared with the other Osprey bags.

Top 30% Osprey bag

18Osprey Comet
4.39
Osprey Comet
19Osprey Manta
4.39
Osprey Manta
20Osprey Tempest
4.38
Osprey Tempest
21Osprey Nebula
4.38
Osprey Nebula
22Osprey Xena
4.38
Osprey Xena

vs All Bags

The Osprey Tempest ranks #248 compared with all the bags we have checked.

Top 10% bag

246Ivanka Trump Alexey
4.39
Ivanka Trump Alexey
247Osprey Tempest
4.38
Osprey Tempest
248Osprey Nebula
4.38
Osprey Nebula
249Deuter Freerider
4.38
Deuter Freerider
250The North Face Recon
4.38
The North Face Recon



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Osprey Tempest vs 5 other, similar bags.

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Some sources mention this feature


Osprey Tempest vs Osprey Daylite


Osprey Tempest
Osprey Tempest

4.38
BEST
Based on 567 reviews
Capacity: 6-40 l
Weight: 1-2.4 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Daylite
Osprey Daylite

4.11

Based on 1,507 reviews

Capacity: 13-20 l
Weight: 0.5-1.1 oz
Price: $

  • The Tempest is rated a bit better than the Daylite.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,074 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Tempest is 100% bigger than the biggest Daylite (40 L vs 20 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Tempest is 118% heavier than the biggest Daylite (2.4 oz vs 1.1 oz).

FeatureTempestDaylite
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Laptop compartment
Organizer panel
Shoulder strap pockets
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Ultralight
Water bottle pockets

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue
Purple

Only the Tempest is available in these colors:
Green
Pink

Only the Daylite is available in these colors:
Red
Grey
Orange
Yellow
White




Osprey Tempest vs Osprey Kyte


Osprey Tempest
Osprey Tempest

4.38
BEST
Based on 567 reviews
Capacity: 6-40 l
Weight: 1-2.4 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Kyte
Osprey Kyte

4.36

Based on 331 reviews

Capacity: 34-44 l
Weight: 1.6-3.9 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Tempest is rated about the same as the Kyte.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 898 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Tempest is 10% smaller than the biggest Kyte (40 L vs 44 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Tempest is 62% lighter than the biggest Kyte (2.4 oz vs 3.9 oz).

FeatureTempestKyte
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Raincover included
Shoulder strap pockets
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Green
Blue
Purple

Only the Tempest is available in these colors:
Pink

Only the Kyte is available in these colors:
Grey




Osprey Tempest vs Osprey Mira


Osprey Tempest
Osprey Tempest

4.38
BEST
Based on 567 reviews
Capacity: 6-40 l
Weight: 1-2.4 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Mira
Osprey Mira

4.11

Based on 210 reviews

Capacity: 18-32 l
Weight: 1.5-2.3 oz
Price: $$

  • The Tempest is rated a bit better than the Mira.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 777 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Tempest is 25% bigger than the biggest Mira (40 L vs 32 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Tempest is 4% heavier than the biggest Mira (2.4 oz vs 2.3 oz).

FeatureTempestMira
Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Raincover included
Shoulder strap pockets
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Sunglasses pocket

Both bags are available in these colors:
Blue

Only the Tempest is available in these colors:
Black
Green
Purple
Pink

Only the Mira is available in these colors:
Grey
Red




Osprey Tempest vs Osprey Sirrus


Osprey Tempest
Osprey Tempest

4.38
BEST
Based on 567 reviews
Capacity: 6-40 l
Weight: 1-2.4 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Sirrus
Osprey Sirrus

4.22

Based on 609 reviews

Capacity: 24-36 l
Weight: 2.5-2.95 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Tempest is rated a little bit better than the Sirrus.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 1,176 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Tempest is 11% bigger than the biggest Sirrus (40 L vs 36 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Tempest is 23% lighter than the biggest Sirrus (2.4 oz vs 2.95 oz).

FeatureTempestSirrus
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Load-lifter straps
Raincover included
Shoulder strap pockets
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Green
Blue
Purple

Only the Tempest is available in these colors:
Pink

Only the Sirrus is available in these colors:
Grey




Osprey Tempest vs Osprey Talon


Osprey Tempest
Osprey Tempest

4.38

Based on 567 reviews
Capacity: 6-40 l
Weight: 1-2.4 oz
Price: $$


Osprey Talon
Osprey Talon

4.47
BEST
Based on 1,732 reviews

Capacity: 6-44 l
Weight: 0.7-2.4 oz
Price: $$

  • The Tempest is rated a little bit worse than the Talon.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,299 reviews of the two bags.
  • The biggest Tempest is 10% smaller than the biggest Talon (40 L vs 44 L).
  • The weight of the biggest Tempest is the same weight as the biggest Talon (both 2.4 oz).

FeatureTempestTalon
Adjustable torso
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration bladder
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Reflective
Shoulder strap pockets
Side pockets
Sleeping bag compartment
Sternum strap
Stretch mesh
Waterproof

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Green
Blue

Only the Tempest is available in these colors:
Purple
Pink

Only the Talon is available in these colors:
Red
Orange







Selected Reviews


Road CC

A comfortable, solidly constructed and versatile pack with more features than you can shake a trekking pole/ice axe at!

Posted 6 June 2016 by Siobhan Kelly - Read full review

Backpack Gear Test

It is a good comfortable gear for summer use. A good suspension system with a good ventilation makes it the perfect bag for weekend trips.

Posted 3 November 2014 by Amanda Tikkanen - Read full review

Colorado Mountain Mom

In summary, the Osprey Tempest Women’s Backpack ($99) is the lightest, most capable and comfortable backpack I have ever worn, and I highly recommend it.

Posted 9 May 2014 by Tami - Read full review

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Last updated on May 12, 2019